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McNichols Building

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

Sie FilmCenter DFF

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

UA Pavilions

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AARP Life Reimagined

11:00am/90min

Ma (2016)

2:15pm/80min

Another Evil

10:00pm/90min

Terror 5

Midnight/78min

The Red Turtle

11:30am/80min

Reengineering Sam

1:45pm/82min

Folk Hero & Funny Guy

4:15pm/88min

Actor Martinez

6:45pm/75min

The Last Family

2:00pm/124min

Jackson

4:45pm/90min

Off the Rails

7:15pm/93min

Music Video Mixtape

9:30pm/94min

A Dark Song

Midnight/99min

Farewell Ferris Wheel

11:15am/85min

United States of Love

1:45pm/104min

Green Horse Rustlers

4:15pm/105min

Radio Dreams

7:00pm/93min

Visitor's Day

1:30pm/75min

SEED: The Untold Story

3:45pm/94min

SOLITARY

6:15pm/80min

The Nine

8:30pm/98min

A Woman, A Part

2:00pm/98min

Do Not Resist

4:45pm/73min

Katie Says Goodbye

6:45pm/88min

Psycho Raman

9:30pm/133min

Mom and Me

11:30am/76min

Donald Cried

1:30pm/85min

Zoology

4:15pm/83min

Live Cargo

6:30pm/88min

Fraud

9:00pm/61min

Lupe Under the Sun

4:30pm/78min

Shorts 1

7:00pm/90min

Free In Deed

9:30pm/100min

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UA Pavilions 10:45 AM

Some of today’s greatest musicians come together to record on a historic, one-of-a-kind piece of equipment from the 1920s in this joyful celebration of America’s musical heritage, the final segment of a trilogy produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:00 AM

With the election right around the corner, it’s often hard to tell where politics end and entertainment begins. Join us and Governor John Hickenlooper as we discuss how politics influences television, both in fictional series and throughout the daily news cycle....

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UA Pavilions 11:00 AM

Through interviews interspersed with old photos and video footage, this documentary portrait of pioneering Detroit district court judge Damon J. Keith explores his monumental rulings on civil rights, the Nixon administration and more. Along the way, a wry love story to the Motor City emerges as well...

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McNichols Building 11:00 AM

Life Reimagined is to help individuals discover their true purpose. The Checkup may help individuals discover confidence to make their next step the right step. The Checkup was designed to inspire and energize attendees as they begin to turn their possibilities into realities....

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UA Pavilions 11:15 AM

This insightful documentary examines the complex personal and political issues affecting carnival workers on visa in the US. From the hardships they endure to the battles being fought in Congress to protect them, it explores the age-old conflict between workers’ rights and economic imperatives....

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UA Pavilions 11:30 AM

A juried competition of fresh and unique animated shorts created by talented artists from around the world. These are not your typical Saturday morning cartoons....

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UA Pavilions 11:30 AM

The men of Oklahoma have been called the manliest in the country, but they owe all their strength to their mothers. Take a heartfelt journey with talk-radio personality Joe Cristiano as he investigates the relationships his callers have with their moms, whether they’re playing chess or shooting guns...

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:30 AM

ENDS THURSDAY 3/30/2017. Oscar Nominee: Best Animated Feature....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:45 AM

The First Look Student Film Section is an exclusive selection of shorts by outstanding student filmmakers from around the world....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

This inspiring documentary follows Juan Carlos, a teenager who has gone from the streets to IPODERAC—a unique boys’ home in Mexico that offers its residents structure for the first time in their lives as they receive therapy and form a strong brotherhood, all while learning to make goat cheese....

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UA Pavilions 1:30 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 3/23/2017....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

It’s 1990, and Poland is ripe for change. Against that sociopolitical backdrop, this low-key drama places four women yearning for escape and fulfillment. Beauty queen Marzena’s husband works abroad. Renata, a teacher, nears retirement. Agata is a young but unhappy wife....

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UA Pavilions 1:45 PM

At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, 14-year-old Nadia Comaneci made history by scoring the first perfect 10 on the uneven bars. Upon returning to Communist Romania, she faced tremendous pressure to help keep her country on the map. In this documentary, the legendary gymnast tells her side of the story....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 1:45 PM

Sam Schmidt always wanted to go bigger and faster. His love of Indy car racing left him a quadriplegic, but he never pumped the brakes on his passion for life—and now he’s intent on gaining mobility through technology in this uplifting documentary produced by longtime festival guest Daniel Junge....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:00 PM

Exquisitely shot in two Soviet bloc–style apartment buildings and shot through with flashes of wicked humor, this unsettling biopic explores the art of Polish surrealist Zdzislaw Beksinski as well as his relationship with his anxiety-ridden son. The script was based on the painter’s own recordings....

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UA Pavilions 2:00 PM

Facing a midlife crisis, TV star Anna Baskin (Mad Men’s Maggie Siff) escapes Los Angeles and returns to Brooklyn in hopes of ditching her on-air persona and finding herself. A reunion with old theater partners who never made it big opens doors—and wounds—in this poignant modern drama....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 2:15 PM

Two Screenings Only! Friday & Saturday, February 17th at 18th at 7pm...

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UA Pavilions 3:45 PM

Featuring stunning time-lapse cinematography and meticulous research, this documentary shines a spotlight on the fascinating world of seeds. With 94 percent of seed diversity disappearing over the past century, the directors give a rallying cry for all concerned about environmental issues....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:15 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 5/18/2017....

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Natasha, a middle-aged zoo employee bullied by her co-workers, suddenly finds she’s growing a tail. With her new appendage, she meets Pytor, a young radiologist who takes a special interest in her. Will she finally get the exciting life she desires in this fabulistic dramedy?...

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UA Pavilions 4:15 PM

Pavel and Ka a are obsessed with illegally mining the semiprecious stone green moldovite in South Bohemia. With all the action of a vintage-era Western (police run-ins, mine collapses, brawls), this Czech drama gives viewers a glimpse into a singular subculture....

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UA Pavilions 4:30 PM

Set in California’s sun-drenched Central Valley and inspired by the story of writer-director Rodrigo Reyes’s own grandfather, this poetic yet realistic portrait of a Mexican farmworker whose life is falling apart sheds a timely light on the lonely struggles of immigrants caught between two worlds....

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UA Pavilions 4:45 PM

One Night Only! Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm. Skype Q&A with director after the screening! Winner of The Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary Film at the 39th Denver Film Festival....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 4:45 PM

Shot in Jackson, Mississippi, this gripping documentary delves into the conflict between religious freedom and reproductive rights in the Deep South. As the last-standing abortion clinic in the state is threatened with closure, leaders of the pro-life and pro-choice movements come to a head....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 5:00 PM

The First Look Student Film Section is an exclusive selection of shorts by outstanding student filmmakers from around the world....

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UA Pavilions 6:15 PM

For this insightful portrait of life in solitary confinement, documentarian Kristi Jacobson filmed prisoners, corrections officers and psychiatrists at a Virginia supermax over the course of one year. Tight camera angles and high-contrast photography emphasize the inmates’ despair and anger....

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UA Pavilions 6:30 PM

A young couple returns to a small island in the Bahamas after the loss of their baby. While they struggle to start over, they find that the island harbors dark secrets all its own. Shot in stark black-and-white, this dramatic thriller explores the gray areas of human suffering....

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UA Pavilions 6:45 PM

This equally heartfelt and harrowing character study features a riveting central performance by Olivia Cooke (Me and Earle and the Dying Girl) as a truck-stop waitress whose plans to escape to the big city are derailed by small-town treachery....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 6:45 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 12/15/16 at the Sie FilmCenter....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

What we love influences how we live. Through drama and comedy, this collection of shorts shows how our feelings lead us to unexpected places....

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UA Pavilions 7:00 PM

ENDS THURSDAY 7/27/2017 at Sie FilmCenter....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:15 PM

Darius McCollum has spent 23 years in maximum-security prison for hijacking hundreds of trains and buses—all to feed his obsession with driving them. This fascinating documentary places the story of McCollum, who has Asperger’s, within the framework of our broken justice system....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 7:30 PM

This enlightening documentary seeks to explain the influence legendary auteur Jirí Menzel’s unique comedic style has had on Czech culture—not to mention many of his filmmaking contemporaries. Menzel is best known stateside for the Oscar-winning New Wave classic Closely Watched Trains....

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UA Pavilions 8:30 PM

In her first documentary, photographer Katy Grannan reveals a ravaged America through her portraits of sex worker Kiki and her damaged companions, who live in the modern-day purgatory of Modesto. Grannan’s luminous visuals highlight this microcosmic study of human aspiration and resilience....

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UA Pavilions 9:00 PM

Your average American, Gary uploads snippets of his life onto YouTube. When his family begins to spiral into debt, what they do on camera to wipe the slate clean is shocking. Director Dean Fleischer-Camp deftly edits Gary’s video footage to create a compelling narrative of modern consumerism....

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UA Pavilions 9:15 PM

Hanna Sköld combines animation and live action to tell the deeply disturbing, fairy tale–like story of young Eini, who lives with her controlling father in the woods—where her only means of escape is concocting a fantasy world in which she tries to make sense of her family’s dark history....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:15 PM

Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir's directorial debut centers on Refugio, a young man born in the circus, who journeys from Mexico to New Orleans in search of his lost love. Bichir also stars, along with Jason Patric and Eva Longoria....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 9:30 PM

A sample of the best music videos from the past year. Featuring internationally known indie heavyweights and local talents alike....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

Melva takes her autistic son Benny to a Pentecostal church in Memphis, seeking an alternative to the rote care his doctors have offered. But when faith healing also fails him, Melva faces a spiritual crisis. This intense, stirring drama from Jake Mahaffy is based on a true story....

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UA Pavilions 9:30 PM

A charismatic serial killer and a strung-out cop discover their similarities in this murderous Indian thriller set in present-day Mumbai, where blood, sex, drugs and pop music keep the plot twisting and turning....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 10:00 PM

When Dan and Mary discover their vacation home is haunted, Dan hires an exorcist. But after a week of booze-fueled ghost hunting with his increasingly unhinged spirit whisperer, Dan discovers that ridding his house of evil won’t be as easy as he had hoped in this darkly comic horror flick....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:55 PM

After tragedy strikes an Argentinian town, leaving 15 dead, the few residents who do not take part in the last rites ceremony meet their own fate. In this brutal revision of urban legend, five different stories of lust, bloodshed, corruption and horror collide over the course of one night....

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Sie FilmCenter DFF 11:55 PM

Desperate to speak with her dead child, the grieving mother at the center of this Irish fright fest hires a reluctant and unbalanced occultist. As the two seclude themselves in a countryside home, the rituals they practice to summon angels and demons become traps from which they cannot escape....

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